Thank you for supporting urban forestry on Georgia Gives Day.


Thank you to everyone who donated to the Georgia Urban Forest Council on Georgia Gives Day.  Your donation helps our continuing operations and the valuable educational programming we strive to bring to communities around the state. If you missed Georgia Gives Day, you can still make a donation at Thank you for supporting Georgia’s urban forests and the people who care for them!

2016 Annual Conference: The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry

2016 Annual Conference photos

2016 GUFC Annual Conference held November 2-3

GUFC presented its Statewide Fall Annual Conference & Awards Program November 2 & 3 at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.


Paul D. Ries, Manager of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon Department of Forestry and Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate  Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University, led with talks on “The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry.”  We also enjoy talks by horticulturist and author Erica Glasener (“The Impulse of Why:  A Passion for Trees”), the University of Georgia’s Dr. Kim Coder (“Ecological Renovation”) and other noted experts.  Included in the conference were breakout sessions on related topics, offsite tours, our Excellence in Urban Forestry awards luncheon and a Tree Board Roundtable with Tips for Success with Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers.  This annual conference is always an enjoyable opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones who, like you, are concerned about maintaining Georgia’s green legacy and  helping communities grow healthy trees and incorporate trees into their planning and growth.  See agenda here.


Arborist Certification Review Course December 7 & 8 in Athens – FILLED!

The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification ReviewIMG_0723 Course taught by Certified Arborists Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson on December 7 and 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days), at the Athens-Clarke CountyTraining Room, 2555 Lexington Rd. Athens, GA 30605. Gretchen and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, TreeIdentification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.  This class has filled. Check back for details on 2017 Arborist Certification Review Classes.

Thank you, sponsors and partners. Your support sustains our effort to provide innovative urban forestry education, programming, and resources in Georgia.

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